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Old 12-20-2005, 09:13 AM   #1
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Default Robitronic Overloader charger

i recently quit rc and now regret that decision. While i have been gone, this has arrived. Anyone know anything about it?

This Charger is a high performance computerized battery maintenance system. Capable of charging, discharging, cycling and conditioning multiple rechargable battery types, with very high output power, a customized display with expertly designed software and programming controls, the Overloader is easily one of the smartest and most powerful R/C battery maintenance systems available!

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Perfect for all electric models
Flexibility of handling multiple battery types
Large blue backlight graphic LCD shows all informations
Stores up to 10 different charge profiles
Discharge batteries with 0.1~20 Amps to an adjustable discharge level
Performs 1-10 cycles for NiCd/NiMH only and stores capacity & voltage data
Top off charge for NiMH batteries for fully charging without overheating
Built-in timer for delayed charge start
Break-in electric motors
Intelligent cooling FAN control system
LCD contrast, fan operation, temp scale and sound cues are fully adjustable
Various warning messages for improper input voltage, wrong connections, unsuitable battery condition or reverse polarity on output
Blue anodized aluminum case
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Case size: 176x134.7x52.9 mm
Weight: 730 g
Input voltage: 11 - 15V DC
Battery type & cells: 1 - 10 cells - NiCd & NiMH / 1 - 4 cells - Li-Ion & Li-Po
Battery capacity: 100 - 9900mAh
Charge current: 0.1 ~ 8.0A adjustable (1C max for Li-Ion/Li-Po)
Charge methods: Linear, reflex, impulse and 4-step
Charge termination: Peak detection & zero delta V for NiCd/NiMH / constant current/constant voltage for Li-Ion/Li-PO)
Delta Peak Sensitivity: 0 - 25mV adjustable
Trickle charge current: 0 - 500mAh ONLY for NiCd & NiMH
Top-off charge: 0 - 1000mAh ONLY for NiMH
Discharge current: 0.1 ~ 20A adjustable (2C max for Li-Ion/Li-PO)
Discharge cutoff voltage: 0.1 - 1.1V per cell NiCd & NiMH / 2.5 - 3.7V per cell Li-Ion/Li-PO
Temperature cutoff: 10 - 55°C (50 - 132°F)
Cycle count: 1 - 10 cycles ONLY for NiCd & NiMH
Cycle cool-off delay: 1 - 30 minutes adjustable
Battery memories: 10 memories
Display type: 8-line, 21 character graphical LCD
Motor break-in: 1.0 ~ 8.0V adjustable / 1sec ~ 24h adjustable and 10A constant
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Old 12-20-2005, 10:34 AM   #2
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Old 12-20-2005, 10:37 AM   #3
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yeah i own one, pretty happy with it. 2 things i don't like:

*) no clock
*) PSU cables can't be taken off

other than that, it's really great.
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Old 12-20-2005, 10:40 AM   #4
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Just buy this one.I did last weekend as replacement for my Pro 2000+ charger. I also use a Much More Cellmaster, but I like the Overloader better. It is fully programmable with various charge-situations, but most important it can charge Lipo cells.

I used it this weekend for the first time and just got in love with it.
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Old 12-20-2005, 11:03 AM   #5
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Good charger but quite possibly the worst name for a battery charger. They should call the ESC “the smoker” or “the Overheater”
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Too bad they arent in the US

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Too bad they arent in the US

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They are now! http://www.hybrid-dist.com
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I hope they are just starting out...Because if not Robitronics needs a new distributor!! They have nothing on their site other than a picture of an 1/8th scale buggy and a speedo!! I emailed them though.

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Good charger but quite possibly the worst name for a battery charger.
I was thinking the same thing.

Thats like name a car the "breakdown mobile".
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Old 12-20-2005, 12:58 PM   #10
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Hooray for rebadging r/c products!

This appears to be the same charger as the Supernova Competition, shown here:

http://www.sjproporc.com/charger-s-c.html

and discussed here:

http://www.rctech.net/forum/showthread.php?t=71334

Both these new chargers appear to be Duratrax ICE chargers... but with a 20A discharge capability.
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if u only ever buy 1 charger this is it, does everything except Lead Acid. and has 20A discharge, step charging and a temp probe and lots of bling.
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is schumacherusa still a US distributer for robi???
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Old 12-20-2005, 08:42 PM   #13
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got any link to the web site?
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here you go jamee
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Anyone used the 4 step charging much yet? I was hoping to get some info for using this with IB cells, although i have been told that for GP cells to start the charge off at 0.5A for the first 250-300mah, then hit it hard at 7.5A for 2000mah ish, then drop it to 5A, then finish off the last 500mah or so on about 3A. Anyone got any ideas on this, and if this will help or not. Looking to get some SMC IB's soonish and i dant really want to kill them.
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